Port sale leaves no excuse for neglect of regional Victoria

Monday 19 September 2016 The $9.7 billion leasing of the Port of Melbourne will see more than $970 million for transport infrastructure delivered to regional and rural Victoria. The Liberal-Nationals fought to secure a 10 per cent slice of the port sale proceeds for investment in transport infrastructure in country areas despite strong opposition from…

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Petition to Scrap Safe School Program

Friday 16th September 2016   A future Liberal-Nationals Government will remove Daniel Andrews and Roz Ward’s much maligned Safe Schools program and replace it with an initiative that sends a strong message of mutual respect and anti-bullying Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said he firmly believes that Victorian schools…

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Lib-Nats Fuel Price Inquiry for Regional Victoria

Thursday 15 September 2016 Lib-Nats fuel price inquiry for regional Victoria Liberal and Nationals MPs have successfully moved for Victoria’s Parliament to conduct an inquiry into regional fuel prices today. Fuel comes at a high price for regional Victorians – many hours are spent each week travelling to work into town for services and taking…

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Dairy Assistance Package Discriminates – Walsh

Wednesday 14th September 2016 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has highlighted in State Parliament today a blatant discrimination by the Andrews Labor Government against very stressed dairy farming families. Mr Walsh said the impact of the milk pricing crash is profound and many dairy farming families are really…

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Spirt of ANZAC Prize

Wednesday 14th September 2016 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged Year 9 and 10 students to apply for the 2016-17 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize. The Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize will provide 22 students with the opportunity to participate in an overseas study tour of Lemnos Gallipoli…

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Lower Moira Boat Ramp Petition Launched

Wednesday 14th September 2016 The Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has today launched a petition calling on Parks Victoria to stop denying boating access to Deep Creek and the Murray River at Lower Moira. The petition refers to the boat ramp located on Murray River Reserve off Woodbine Drive…

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Water Minister’s $14.3m desal discrepancy

Monday 12 September 2016  Speaking on 3AW today Water Minister Lisa Neville stated the cost of the 50GL desalination water order was $12.7 million which she said equates to $12 extra on Melbourne Water bills. The Government has previously said the desal water order this year would cost $27 million. Not only has the Minister…

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CFA Volunteers Impacted by Destructive and Divisive EBA

Tuesday 6 September 2016 CFA volunteers impacted by “˜destructive and divisive’ EBA Evidence provided to a parliamentary fire season inquiry has contradicted the Andrews Labor Government’s claims country volunteers would not be impacted by the proposed CFA EBA. Former CFA CEO Lucinda Nolan appeared before a parliamentary inquiry into fire season preparedness today. Ms Nolan…

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Letter to the Editor – Unconventional Gas Exploration

Monday 5 September 2016   Dear Editor Unconventional gas exploration is a source of concern for many Victorian farmers. So I am sure there was a collective sigh of relief this week for many who are on land in the sights of CSG companies. The former Coalition Government’s ban on exploration and extraction of unconventional…

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Coalition Calls For inquiry Into Regional Fuel Pricing

1st September 2016 The Liberal-Nationals Coalition has proposed in Parliament today to establish an inquiry into fuel prices in regional Victoria. The inquiry to be referred to the Law Reform Road and Community Safety Committee would consider pricing of unleaded diesel and LPG fuels and include but not be limited to five other terms of…

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Mandatory tagging cuts Victorian industry off from nation

Wednesday 31 August 2016   Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has refused to explain why she has isolated Victorian sheep farmers from the rest of the industry by introducing mandatory electronic identification (eID). The refusal came when The Nationals asked Ms Pulford in Parliament yesterday why she had back-flipped on the Government’s pre-election promise not to…

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Strong Response to Echuca Bendigo Train Line Petition

31 August 2016  The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has presented a petition to the Parliament of Victoria calling for an immediate upgrade of the Echuca to Bendigo train line.  The petition was managed by longtime local rail advocate Terry Nanscawen who travelled the Echuca Bendigo journey inviting passengers…

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Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh

Tuesday 30 August 2016 Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever – Walsh Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is calling for nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for 2017. Mr Walsh said the Young Achiever Awards recognise the achievements of young Australians who have worked to provide a service program…

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Onshore gas moratorium

Tuesday 30 August 2016   The Nationals have always stood side by side with Victoria’s farmers on this issue. The Nationals were proud to be part of the previous Coalition government who introduced Victoria’s fracking moratorium and who banned the use of BTEX chemicals. Daniel Andrews has followed The Nationals’ lead in announcing a permanent…

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